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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 28 August 1986Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameArmand Douglas Hammer
Height 6' 5" (1.96 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Armand Douglas Hammer was born in Los Angeles, California, to Dru Ann (Mobley) and Michael Armand Hammer, a businessman. His great-grandfather, Armand Hammer, was a tycoon and philanthropist who ran the company Occidental Petroleum for many decades. Armie is of Russian Jewish, Russian, English, Scots-Irish, and remote Cherokee descent. He has one younger brother, Viktor Hammer. His father is chairman and CEO of the Armand Hammer Foundation, where his mother is a board member. His parents also serve together as board members of the Los Angeles Dream Center and Knoedler & Hammer Galleries in New York. In addition, his father is a member of the board of trustees for Oral Roberts University. His mother was a former bank loan officer and teaches Bible study in Los Angeles.

His family moved to Dallas, Texas, when he was approaching school age. They moved to the Cayman Islands in 1993, where they stayed for 5 years. While here, Armie attended the Grace Christian Academy, a school that his father set up. They returned to Los Angeles when Armie was age 13. He attended L.A. Baptist High School and Calvary Junior High School. He made his stage debut playing "Rooster Hannigan" in a 6th-grade production of "Annie". He left school in the 11th grade so that he could pursue acting. His parents were keen for him to continue his studies, so he took courses at Pasadena City College and UCLA.

He had various small parts, before being cast as Billy Graham in Billy: The Early Years (2008). His breakthrough role came when he played the "Winklevoss Twins" in The Social Network (2010). He has since played "Clyde Tolson" in J. Edgar (2011), "Prince Alcott" in Mirror Mirror (2012), and starred in the title role, "John Reid", in the 2013 version of The Lone Ranger (2013), opposite Johnny Depp as "Tonto".

Armie has been married to actress, model, and television personality Elizabeth Chambers since 2010.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Spouse (1)

Elizabeth Chambers (20 May 2010 - present)

Trivia (9)

He is the great-grandson of industrialist, art collector and philanthropist Armand Hammer.
He is the son of Michael and Dru Hammer. His mother is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. His father graduated from the University of San Diego and received an M.B.A. degree from New York University.
He plays the guitar.
He spent the better part of his formative years in the Cayman Islands after his father saw the movie, The Firm (1993) .
Became engaged to Elizabeth Chambers on August 18, 2009.
His maternal grandparents are longtime Tulsa real estate developer Doug Mobley, and his wife, Donna (Kaufman).
His parents did not support his decision to pursue a career in acting, preferring him to enter business. According to Hammer, his relationship with them became strained but he reconciled with them after he started getting starring roles.
Would like to open a cigar shop.
Was set to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in a ''Justice League'' film under the direction of George Miller but the project was eventually canceled. He was consider by Warner Bros. for the part of Batman in Batman vs. Superman (2016) which went to Ben Affleck.

Personal Quotes (31)

I'm half Jewish, but no one believes me because my looks lean a little WASP-y... It's sometimes hard for me to get the roles I'm drawn to.
[on a film version of Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)] No one actually offered me the movie, but while I was working on The Lone Ranger (2013), my agent brought it up and I said, "Nope". I mean c'mon - it's just mommy porn. I'm not going to sit on top of the laundry machine in spin cycle, reading about putting a ball gag in someone's mouth. That doesn't do it for me.
[on filming The Lone Ranger (2013)] I learned to ride a horse through a moving train while firing two pistols, simultaneously. I'm not sure if that's a very applicable skill that I'll be able to use in Los Angeles traffic, but it was fun to get to do it in the movie.
I love art. I used to have a painting of Gorbachev that was given to my family by Gorbachev.
I like reading. I just hate school.
I couldn't be more blessed.
As a fluke, my great-grandfather hit one of the largest oil reserves in California.
I think a primal role of a man in a relationship is to protect his woman.
I try to do romantic gestures all the time.
I support myself. My wife and I together - it's all our household. I'm really proud of that.
I never grew up reading or fantasizing about fairy tales. I was always too busy, like, outside being a kid.
I need it to survive. But most specifically, McDonalds Big Mac's and McDoubles (with no pickles).
I mean I would still love to be in Mel Brooks' movies; he's great.
The Internet is an actor's best friend.
Not sure of my place in the world (still up for debate) and not sure what I wanted to do with my life (not really up for debate).
My great-great-grandfather Julius founded the Communist Party in New York.
Just because it sparkles doesn't mean it's good.
I was always Armie. There couldn't be a 90-year-old Armand and a 9-day-old one. And I heard enough jokes about baking soda.
I have about as much control over how I look as the guy who's short and looks more like a character actor - we both have the same drive to be actors and we both have the same drive to assume these different characters, it's just harder for me to get the chance because they look at me and say, 'Oh, he's this type,' and they stamp me.
I grew up in the Cayman Islands. I didn't play video games or watch TV. I would basically come home from school, throw down my backpack, grab my machete, and go hike and chop down trees to make a fort.
I feel fortunate. I've really gotten to work with amazing talented people, and to learn from them, which is why I'm doing this. If I can work with the best director I'm going to do it.
I don't think I should tell you what to do, nor should the government. As long as you enjoy your own personal liberties and don't infringe on the liberties of others, I don't care.
You have to emote much more to get what you're trying to get across to come through a quarter inch of latex that's superglued to your face.
My wife comes from a foodie family so I've been indoctrinated into that. I had sweetbreads the other night, and I have to say, not my favorite thing in the world You're eating a gland.
My very first kiss happened when I was 6, underneath some desks during 'nap time', but my first real kiss happened when I was 15 in the parking lot at a Mexican food restaurant.
My entire life had been this long, pressured conversation about the family I represented. 'When you walk out the door, you represent us. You have to dress well and make sure your hair is combed.'
It's something that I think I'm going to have to fight against for most of my career, for people to take me seriously as an actor as opposed to a good-looking guy. It's not what I want to be known as.
I've definitely had a bunch of action scripts sent to me, but again I'm a stickler for directors. If it's, like, an action flick with a great director, then it's like, 'Oh let's look at this thing,' but if it's just like a shoot-em'-up with a first time director, I don't know if that's the trajectory I want to take with what I'm doing. Read more at
Yeah, I mean I've definitely had a bunch of action scripts sent to me, but again I'm a stickler for directors. If it's like an action flick with a great director then it's like 'Oh let's look at this thing,' but if it's just like a shoot-em'-up with a first time director. I don't know if that's the trajectory I want to take with what I'm doing.
There were two auditions for 'The Social Network,' one with Aaron Sorkin and one with David Fincher. I was a nervous wreck. I was like, 'Okay, how do I hold the paper without my hands making it shake?'
There are two 'Snow White' movies coming out for the same reason that you remember back in the day there was 'Armageddon' and then 'Deep Impact.' You know, 'Andromeda Strain' and then 'Outbreak.' Like, all of those things. It's common because basically studios have no imagination in making the decisions.

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